A new trailer shows
off gameplay from Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, highlighting the Chaos fleet in
the upcoming realty-time strategy game using the Warhammer 40K setting. Here's
Over the millennia, many ships and their crew have
betrayed the Imperium to join the Traitor Legions. As such, a big part of the
Chaos Warfleet is composed of ancient ship designs that have long since been
decommissioned from service in the Imperial Navy.
But make no mistake, this does not make them less fearsome. While not as heavily
armoured, Chaos ships are faster than their Imperium counterparts, and out-range
them with extensive use of weaponry such as Lances and attack crafts. These
traits work well in synergy with the Stasis Bomb: teleported from your ship, the
bomb traps enemy ships and their ordnance, while allowing your own lances to
rain destruction on them. Astute Chaos admirals will be able to inflict
considerable damage to the enemy fleet before they may even return fire.
Chaos ships, and their crew, may also receive the favours of the four Gods of
Chaos. Khorne, Slaanesh, Tzeentch and Nurgle will reward your prowess in battle
with Chaos Marks, each giving different bonuses and abilities to your ship,
while warping their hull, dramatically affecting their appearance.